Student Presenters

Before you begin to organize your presentation, take a moment to consider the judging criteria.  Each presenter will be judged on four criteria below worth 25 points each for a total possible score of 100 points.* Also, keep in mind the judges reviewing your work may not be familiar with the subject of your research, so it is important to be as clear as possible when preparing your presentation.

Overall Presentation

  1. Originality – Is the research topic fresh and new? Does it offer a new perspective on existing research? Is the research compelling and interesting?
  2. Significance/Impact of Research – Does the research have impact beyond the RISE:2015 presentation?
  3. Quality/Substance of Poster – Is the poster clear and concise? Does it convey the essence of the research? Is it visually appealing?
  4. Overall Presentation  This is the RISE Pitch, scored on the day of the event. Does the presenter demonstrate command of the research? Is the topic effectively communicated to a lay audience? Does the presenter understand his/her own work?

Video Pitch
In contrast to past RISE editions, this year submitting a video pitch is mandatory. Presenters who do not submit a video pitch will have 10 points deducted from their overall score. Additionally, a cash award is given to the best video pitch presentation. Presenters may receive a score from 1-30 for their video based on the following criteria:

  1. Clarity of Value Proposition – What is the benefit of this research? Who will benefit from it?
  2. Speaker Presentation – Was the material presented clearly? Is the information presented in a way that a novice could understand?
  3. Impact – Is the presentation of the research compelling?

Presenters will record six short videos (15-30 sec) answering questions about their project. The questions will be listed on MyRISE.